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« on: August 15, 2010, 04:16:02 PM »
hello i am new but i have been looking for a fd for a couple of months but havent really seen one that i really like.
 
im in no ruch to buy one id rather wait unitl the right one came up.
 
im after one with subtle but good mods, im not after silly power just in the 300,s.
 
on question was what is the difference in fueling on one with a single turbo and one with twins? as iv seen a nice on with 330 bhp but its got a single turbo which puts me off abit?
 
and another i have seen is that lambo orange one but im under the impression that the rising in water temp means the engine is goosed?
 
basicly im just after advice into buying one. if anyone could shed some light
 
thanks

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 07:40:17 PM »
What\'s your budget?

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 09:25:07 PM »
im not too sure about a budget really.  either way i want one with a recently re built engine that has been looked after so about 6k is reasonable i think.
 
that or buy one which need a re build

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 11:02:24 AM »
Have you looked into importing one? Talk to Speedline (advertise on here)

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 11:14:04 AM »
Hi Chrisy, first up, welcome to Mazdarotaryclub :Thumbsup!

You will find many good people people here willing to help, just ask.

BTW, If you see rising water temperature or hear gurgling sounds from any Rotary, walk away.

Have a look in this section here as it should help and I hope you end up with exactly the car your looking for  :driving

http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=40
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 11:15:27 AM »
i\'d say find one with a nice straight chassis. most of the cars are getting really old now and it\'s a lot easier to repair a dead engine in a straight shell than the other way around.

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 01:30:15 PM »
What your email Chrisyboi, i have just what your looking for, if you dont mind silver, just about to advertise,
Bob

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 01:28:18 AM »
hello thanks for that link clive it was a good read and helpfull.
 
iv got a fair old idea what im looking at i worked at a rx7 specilist as a apprentice for 2 years.
 
im just unsure on what to do weather to buy one that has had a rebuild or one that needs one.
 
im just waiting until the right one comes along.  becouse im egar to start my next money pit project since i sold my last car :(

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 08:54:53 AM »
Simples...
Buy the best, cleanest nicest condition one you can afford, id ignore miledeg to some extent as lots of been clocked.
 And if your not spending 6k+ I persoanlly wouldnt bother. The biggest trap I see customers falling into is thinking they can buy a cheap one and spend the money on mods, 90% of the time you will recyifying faults, not just engine, but clutch, bushes, interiour, diff, gearbox etc etc.

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 12:18:14 AM »
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Buy the best, cleanest nicest condition one you can afford, id ignore miledeg to some extent as lots of been clocked.
And if your not spending 6k+ I persoanlly wouldnt bother.

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 05:27:14 PM »
Quote from: chrisyboi;711237
hello thanks for that link clive it was a good read and helpfull.
 
iv got a fair old idea what im looking at i worked at a rx7 specilist as a apprentice for 2 years.
 
im just unsure on what to do weather to buy one that has had a rebuild or one that needs one.
 
im just waiting until the right one comes along.  becouse im egar to start my next money pit project since i sold my last car :(


hey mate, i live in stoke, only 10mins away if you wanna pop up to see me about one or chat rotarys rubbish and stuff thats cool:D

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 08:33:41 PM »
hello check pistonheads.com    there are some good rx7 up for sale

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 03:34:30 PM »
totally agree with what you say dragon.
 
and thatnks for the kind offer turbotoaster i might take you up on that.
 
i seen my fair share of rx\'s as i worked at wgt for 2 years as an apprentice/ brew maker.
 
and im looking on pistonheads everyday to find one.

 
iv fallen in love with this one.
this is what i had in mind. id love a blue one or a gunmetle grey one.
 
im allredy trying to get my salf some ssr prof :)
 
and i think im gona get a pretty stock one as i dont fancy killing myself. and its like a blank canverse.

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 05:33:06 PM »
well my mate imports jap cars, he imported a lovely white 96 model a while back so i could get him to look for you, as your local ill just get him to make no profit on it, ive 99spec ones for 4-5k over there etc

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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010, 04:40:10 AM »
Quote from: turbotoaster;711745
well my mate imports jap cars, he imported a lovely white 96 model a while back so i could get him to look for you, as your local ill just get him to make no profit on it, ive 99spec ones for 4-5k over there etc


I\'m sorry but your friend the importer would make no profit on your say so? I find that hard to believe.

Having had probably purchased the most number of RX-7\'s in the country since 1998. I can tell you now, buying a < 99 specification car that is freshly imported from Japan at £4-5k is simply asking for trouble unless of course you strike it lucky with a genuine one off bargain purchasing from a private individual in Japan.

As for >99+ Spec cars for 5k in Japan would still be very cheap and against the norm pricing of a good 1999 specification car. At 5k you would still need to pay export fees, shipping, duty, vat, registraton costs etc making the total bill to atleast £8000.